What Is Canvas Fabric?

Canvas fabric is a heavy-duty, non-stretch fabric. It is of a similar thickness and strength to denim but is created with a thick plain weave (whereas denim is made with a twill weave). Canvas is both strong and durable which lends itself to a variety of uses from upholstery to bag making to shoes and many more projects in between. Because of the tight weave it is also easily coated to give it waterproof qualities and like this is often used as tent fabric.